Showing posts with label Lentils and Beans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lentils and Beans. Show all posts

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Khara pongal/Huggianna/khichidi



Ingredients:
Rice-1cup
Moongdal/Hesarubele-1/2cup
Salt to taste
Ginger,finely chopped-1tsp
Green chillies-3,slited
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Peppercorns-1tsp
Cinnamon stick-1"piece
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds-6
Hing/Asafoetida-pinch
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Curryleaves-2sprigs
Roasted Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Crushed pepper powder-1/2tsp
Dry red chilli-1
Copra/desiccated coconut-1tbsp
Ghee-1tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Fresh Coriander-1tbsp

Method:
1.Wash and soak moongdal and rice for 15minutes.
2. Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker,add mustard, cumin,cinnamon stick,peppercorns,hing and methi 
seeds.When the began to splutter add dry red chilli,green chilli,ginger,curry leaves and turmeric,saute for 
2minutes then add soaked rice and dal mix well with spices add 4-cups of water and salt to taste.
3.Now add copra,coriander,roasted cumin powder and pepper powder,close the cooker lid and allow for
2-3whistles.Khara pongal is ready to serve.
4.Serve hot with coconut chutney and Sweet pongal.

Belladanna/Sweet pongal/Gud ka chawal



Ingredients:
Rice-1/2cup
Moongdal/Hesarubele-1/2cup
Jaggery-1cup
Ghee/Tuppa-2tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Copra grated/Cobari turi-2tbsp
Cashew nuts-fistful
Raisins-fistful



Method:
1.Lightly dry roast moong dal to golden colour.Soak moongdal and rice for 15minutes and cook the rice with 2cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.Allow to cool.
2.Along with the above process,melt jaggery with 1/4cup water in a pan and allow 5-10minutes to cook until it becomes syrup.
3.Fry both cashews and raisins separately in ghee and keep it aside.
4.When cooker cools down,remove the lid and mix Jaggery syrup,cardamom powder,copra and remaining ghee and allow to cook for 10 minutes on a medium to low flame.Remove from the flame,garnish with nuts and raisins.
Serve Hot with Khara pongal.

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sorekaayi Thovve





Thovve is basically dal  prepared with vegetables and grinded fresh coconut,the dish will be less spicy and flavourful.It is very light on tummy  especially  for kids ...You can use any vegetables you have to prepare this.Moong dal can also be used but I prefer to use toordal,This is one of  my comfy food when I am feeling lazy...I hope yours too..))

Ingredients:
Sorekaayi/Dudhi/Bottle guard-1,medium
Toordal-1cup
Fresh Coconut-1/4cup
Green chillies-3
Lemon juice-2tbsp
Turmeric-pinch
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Dry redchillies-2
Oil/Ghee-1tbsp


Method:
1.Wash,peel and cut dudhi into cubes.
2.Wash dal and pressure cook dal and dudhi
along with 3cups of water,pinch turmeric for
3-4 whistles.
3.Grind the coconut and greenchillies,coarsly
without adding water.
4.Add the grinded mixture into the cooked dal,
add salt and boil for 5-10 minutes,take out of
heat add lemon juice.

5.Heat a ghee or oil in a tempering kadai or spatula,
add mustard seeds when they begin to splutter add dry
chilles,curry leaves and hing,take out of the heat
Immediatly add this tempering to the dal and mix well.
Serve hot with steaming rice and ghee on top...yum yum

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bele Unde/Habbe Unde/Steamed Dal Vada

 Bele unde or Habbe unde is a healthy and nutritious dish which can be served as breakfast or lunch or snack."Habbe" means steam in Kannada and "Unde" means vada or patties in Kannada.This dish is also called Nuchina unde in some parts of karnataka.This oil free vada's are very delicious to eat with coconut chutney.I have used only dill and coriander,you can also add any veggies of your choice.This ideal for those who are on diet...enjoy....Hope you like it.

Ingredients:
Channa dal-1cup
Tuvardal-1/2cup
Moong dal-1/4cup
Masoor dal-fistful(optional)
Onion-1 big,finely chopped
Dill/Sapsige soppu-1bunch,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-1/2bunch,finely chopped
Salt to taste

For masala:Dry red chillies-2-3
Green chillies-2-3
Cinnamon-1" stick
Cloves 3-4
Cumin-2tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Ginger-1" piece
Garlic-2-3cloves


 Method:

1.Wash and soak all dals in clean water for 2 hours.
2.Drain the water from the dals and grind them roughly along with all the
masala's above(first grind all the masala to fine,then add dals and grind).Don't add
more water only add tbsp or so that the dals move freely.
3.To the grinded thick batter, add chopped onion,dill,coriander and salt to taste
and mix well.
4.Take a fistful of mixture,make a patty shape on palms and place them in idli plates
and steam them as you steam idli'es for 10-15 minutes.
5.Serve hot with thick coconut chutney.....

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dal Makhani




Dal Makhni is a punjabi dish which is nutritious and high in protein.This rich creamy textured dal is slow cooked for hours on charcoal or tandoor.Here is my version of this wonderful dish,is one of the favourite of my family...so enjoy.

Ingredients:
Whole Urad dal-1cup
Rajma/red kidney beans-1/4cup
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Bayleaf-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Chillipowder-1tsp
Dhaniyapowder-2tsp
Garammasala-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Kasoori methi powder-1tsp
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-3,finely chopped or grinded
(or you can use ready tomato puree-1/2cup)
Butter-1tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Fresh cream-4tbsp or to taste
Fresh coriander for garnishing

Method:
1.Wash and soak dals in clean water for 5-6hrs.
2.Cook the dals in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
3.Heat a oil in a pan,add cumin and bay leaf,when they begi to splutter
add onions and cook until golden brown,now add gingergarlic paste cook for
2-3 minutes,then add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4.Add all powders,butter,salt and cooked dals and cook on a medium low flame for
20-30minutes.
5.Now add cream cook for 2 minutes and garnish with fresh coriander.
6.Serve hot with chappati,naan or rice.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Molake Hurulikaalina Saaru/Sprouted Horsegram Sambhar







Hi friends after a long break I am back with more delicious recipes,hope you enjoy...
This rustic saaru is a very healthy and full of flavours.In olden days horse gram is used to feed cattle's and horses,It is always considered as a poor men food.The horse gram is boiled in larger quantities overnight and they used to strain the liquid and separate the horse gram and given as feed for animals and the stock is used prepare nice saaru,eaten along with ragimudde and rice..
 
Ingredients:

Sprouts of horse gram-2cups
Onion-1big
Ginger-2"piece
Garlic-4-5cloves
Coconut-1cup
Cinnamon-1"stick
Cloves-4
Hulisarina pudi/ Sambhar powder-3tsp
Tomatoes-3 medium


For tempering:
Butter/ghee/oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Onion-1small,roughly chopped


Method:
1.Grind all the ingredients except sprouts adding little water into fine paste.
2.Heat Butter in a pressure cooker,add mustard when they begin to splutter,add onions and fry until they are blackish brown.
3.Now add sprouts and fry for 1minute and add grinded paste along with 2-3 cup of water and salt to taste,pressure cook until 3-4 whistles.
4.When it is completely cooled,open the lid and strain the stock out of sprouts with colander.

5.Serve separately with steaming rice and ghee..yummyyyyyyyyyy
It also goes excellently with ragi mudde(ragi ball)

Friday, 8 April 2011

Easy Sambhar


Sambhar as you all know is a typical South Indian dish and is a everyday staple food in every household in South India.Sambhar is mixture of lentils and vegetables cooked with spices and tamarind.Each state in the South prepares it with a typical variation, adapted to its taste and environment.There are so many variations and methods to prepare sambhar,but I find this method very easy ,quick and tasty...You can use any veggies of your choice or you can prepare only any one or two vegetables together like doodhi,ridgegourd,drumstick,Snakegourd,potatoes with onions to name a few. You can use as much as veggies you like.


Ingredients:
Toor Dal/Tuvar/Togari bele-1cup
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Green Chilles-2,slited
Sambhar powder-1 1/2tsp( any brand, I use Mtr sambhar powder)
Tamarind-small lemon sized
Tomato-1 big
Onion-1,sliced
Few Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
Fresh or desicated coconut-1tbsp
Jaggery-1tsp(optional)
Oil-1tsp
Drumstick-1,peeled and chopped into 3inch pieces
Carrot-1,cut into roundels
Indian Brinjal-2,cut into lenthwise pieces
Okra-2(optional)
Potato-1medium sized
Beans-5-6,cot into 2halves
For tempering:
Oil/Ghee-2tsp
Dry red chillies-2
Hing-1/4tsp
Methi seeds-4-5 seeds
Mustard-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-few


Method:
1.Chop all the vegetables into chunky size pieces.Wash and rinse tamarind in warm water for 15minutes,squeeze the juice from pulp and keep it aside.Wash toordal and rinse for 15-20minutes in water.
2.Boil 2/1/2cup -3cups of water in a pressure cooker pan,when it begin to boil add rinsed toordal,turmeric and all the above ingredients including vegetables,tamarind juice and sambhar powder,close the lid and whistle,pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.Wait for pressure to release.Open the lid and add jaggery and boil for
few minutes.
3.Heat oil or ghee in a small tadka pan,add mustard,wait until it splutters then add methi,hing,dry chillies and curry leaves fry for second and add this to sambhar.
This sambhar goes well with steaming rice,dosa,idli or vada.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Spicy Mexican Bean Burritos


Ingredients:
Canned beans(kidney beans)- 2 400g tin
Garlic-2 cloves
Olive oil-2tsp
Chilli flakes-1tsp
Salt to taste
To serve:
Sour cream -4 tbsp or as required
Tomato salsa
Tortillas-6
Method:
Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic saute until soft then add drained, washed and lightly
mashed beans,seasoned with chilliflakes and salt.


Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
Tomatoes-4big,ripen but firm ones,
Green chilli-1(optional)
Pickled jalapenos-2
Red onion-1 small
Olive oil-2tsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Coriander-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Method:
Chop all the vegetables finely and mix everything in a bowl and season according to taste.
To assemble:
Cook the tortillas on the tawa on both sides.Take one tortilla place 2tbsp bean mixture,tomato salsaand sour cream,roll them and cut into two halves,serve with salad.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Soft and Spongy Idli's

Ingredients:
Rice Rawa-2cups
Urad dal-1cup
Cooked rice-1cup(leftover or fresh)
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp
Method:
1.Wash and soak urad for 4-6hrs in clean water.grind it to smooth paste using very less water.
2.Soak rawa 1hr before grinding in clean water.squeeze excess water and grind it roughly.
3.Grind the cooked rice into fine paste.
4.Mix urad batter,cooked rice paste,and grinded rawa and mix well with clean hands,don't add water.Leave it to ferment for overnight  or 7- 8hrs.
5.While preparing mix salt and soda  then grease the idli plates and pour tbsp or more batter depending on how deep the cups are..don't overfill.
6.Steam the idlis for 10-15minutes or until  done.Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambhar.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Hurulikaalu Dose/Horsegram





Ingredients:
Hurulikaalu/horsegram-1 1/2cups
Rice-2cups
Uraddal/blackgram-1tbsp
Methi/fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Salt


Method:
1.wash rice,methi and uraddal and soak for 3-4 hours.Grind it into fine paste,leave to ferment for 6-7hours or overnight.
2.wash and soak huruli for 3-4hours,grind it into fine paste,mix this paste to fermented batter with salt and prepare dose as normal on hot tawa.Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Courgette/Zucchini Dal

                                                                      Courgettes




Ingredients:
Toordal/togaribele-1/4cup
Courgette-1 medium sized
Onion-1
Tomato-1
Green chillies-2 or 3
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Curry leaves-1sprig
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Turmeric-pinch
Hing-pinch
Salt to taste
Juice of half lemon
Coriander for garnishing


Method:
1.Wash and cut courgette into thick roundels.
2.Pressure cook the dal in a cooker with pinch turmeric and 3cups of water.
3.Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard,cumin and hing,whenthey begin to splutter
add onions and curry leaves fry until they are golden brown,then add ginger
garlic paste,tomatoes and greenchillies and salt,cook until
tomatoes becomes soft.
4.Add courgette pieces and leave to cook lid closed on a medium flame until
it softens.
5.Now add the cooked dal and and mix well and cook for further 2-3minutes.
6.Remove from the heat,add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
7.Serve hot with rice.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

BLACKEYED BEANS AND TOMATO BROTH

Hi everybody, its been months since september I havn't posted anything..I  was so busy and been to India,so I am posting now so what better than delicious hearty soup to start :)..ENJOY and keep visiting...
Ingredients:1cup-blackeye beans
1tbsp-olive oil
2onions,chopped
4garlic pods,chopped
2-3fresh chillies
1tsp-cumin powder
1tsp-turmeric powder
250g canned tomatoes/2-3fresh tomatoes
21/2cups-vegtable stock
Fresh coriander,finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pitta bread to serve


Method:
1. Cook the blackeye beans in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles until the beans are tender,drain and set aside.
2.Heat  the oil in a pan add the onions,garlic and chilliand cook for 5minutes or until onions is soft.Stir in cumin,turmeric,tomatoes,stock,half of the coriander and the beans,simmer for 20-30minutes.Stir in the remaining coriander and the lemon juice.
3.Serve with warm pitta bread.


Friday, 10 September 2010

Mosaru Vade/Dahi Vada

 
Ingredients:
Urad dal/uddinabele-1 1/2 cup
Rice flour-2tbsp
Black pepperpowder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-pinch
Oil for frying
Yogurt-1cup
Water-1/2cup
Crushed ginger-1/2tsp

For Garnish:
Chilli powder
Cumin powder
Chaat masala
Fresh coriander

Method:
Clean dal, wash and soak in water for 4 hours. Blend in blender 
using the minimum amount of water required to keep paste
moving freely. In a bowl mix urad paste, rice flour, salt,pepper
and soda mix well. Heat a oil in a kadai.Wet your hands and take
tbsp of batter and drop it in the hot oil Fry until golden brown.
Drop them into water. Let it soak till ready to serve.
Beat yogurt with water. Add ginger and salt according to taste.
Squeeze out water from the vada and add yogurt. Before serving spinkle
chilli powder,chaat masala and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Channa Batura





Ingredients:
Maida-2cups
Fine rava-1/4cup
Baking powder-1/2tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Sugar-1tsp
Buttermilk-3/4cup
Oil for frying+2tbsp


Method:
Heat a oil in a kadai..
In a bowl mix  maida, fine rava,baking powder, sugar,salt and buttermilk and knead a stiff dough,if needed use little water to knead.Smear little oil on the dough and leave it aside for 2hours.Divide the dough into equal portions,roll them into balls.Roll out  bigger poori's and deep fry them on high flame till light brown on both sides.


Channa masala


Ingredients:
Chickpeas-1 1/2cups
Onion,finely chopped -1 big
Tomatoes,finely chopped-2
Green chillies,slited-2
Ginger garlic paste
Bay leaf-1
Mace-1
Cinnamon-1"stick
Cloves-4
cardamom-2
cuminseeds-1tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
sugar-1tsp
Channamasala-2tsp
Fresh coriander for garnish
Lemon juice/Lime juice-2tsp
oil-1tbsp


Method:
Wash and rinse chickpeas in a clean water for 6-8 hours or better overnight.
then pressure cook them with pinch of sodabicarb up to 2 to 3 whistles.
drain the liquid and keep it aside,reserve the liquid as well.
Heat a oil in a kadai add all the whole spices when they begin to splutter
add finely chopped onions fry them until they are golden brown in colour.
Now add gingergarlic paste,green chillies and tomatoes and sugar cook until
tomatoes are soften now add turmeric,channa masala and salt cook on a low medium flame until the gravy oozes out oil then add boiled chickpeas and 1 cup of reserved liquid,close the lid and leave it to cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.If need more liquid add more reserved liquid.Turn off the heat add lemon juice and garnish with coriander.Serve hot with batura.


Note:If you want more gravy grind fistful of boiled chickpeas,1/2 onion and 1 tomato into fine paste and add it to above mixture along reserved water.



Thursday, 15 April 2010

KALE MOTI BIRYANI

This finger licking,flavourful biryani recipe I found from a old magazine long back ago,you all know I am a magazine Buff:), and I collect the recipes from them.The process is little lengthy but its worth a try...I prepare this biryani often in my house and it has become one of my family favourites.Kale moti  means Black pearl,they look like a black pearls in the dish  truly....In the original recipe potatoes are used along with channa,here I have not used it.If you are fan of potatoes,you can used them...The assemble process makes it very flavourful and aromatic...This can  be done without oven also,assemble in a thick bottom vessel and seal the lid with atta dough(if you have a tight fitting lid,don't worry about sealing)keep on a low flame for 10-15 minutes.Serve this with any raitha or it is amazing on its own...Make sure that channa is nicely cooked...Using ghee makes it very tasty,I have prepared it with oil also but you know you can't beat the ghee....:).Once in a while this is a real treat...
                                       Biryani with a sprinkling of red channa

Ingredients:
Basmati rice-2cups,washed and soaked for30 minutes.
Salt to taste
Cloves-4 
Cardomom-4
Lemon juice-1tbsp
For kale moti:
Kalachanna/Kadlekaalu,soaked overnight-1cup
Salt to taste
A pinch of soda bicarb
Ghee-2tbsp
Gingergarlic paste-2tsp
Onion,chopped-1big
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Whisked yogurt-3/4cup
Tomotoes,chopped-2
Green chillies,chopped-2
For garnishing :
Coriander leaves,chopped- 2tbsp
Mint leaves,chopped-2tbsp
Green chillies,slit lenghtwise-2-3
Onions,sliced and fried until crisp-2tbsp
Tomato,Sliced-1
Ginger juliennes-1tsp
whisked yoghurt-1/4cup
Garam masala powder-1tsp
A few strands of safforon  soaked in a little milk


Method:
To prepare the kale moti:
Wash the channa,add enough water,salt and soda bicarb and cook in a pressure
cooker until 3-4 whistles.Drain out the water and keep it aside.
Heat ghee in a kadai, add ginger-garlic paste, onions , chilli powder
and turmeric powder,lower the heat and saute for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from heat,add curd,tomatoes and green chillies.
Return the pan to the heat.Cook till the ghee floats on top. Then add the boiled chana,
adjust the seasoning and stir well.Saute till done and almost dry


To prepare the rice:
Bring 8cups of water to a boil with salt,whole garam masala and lemon juice. Cook till three-fourths done.Drain out the water.


To assemble the biryani:
Transfer the cooked channa to an ovenproof container.
Spread the chopped corinaderleaves,mintleaves,gingerjuliennes,
green chillies,tomatoes fried onions and pour the yogurt over the channa.
Spread the rice evenly over the garnished channa and sprinkle soaked saffron over.
Cover with a lid and secure with a atta dough to seal the container so that it is airtight
and cook in a pre-heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 180'C.
Remove when the steam starts seeping from the side.


To serve:
Break the seal,take out the rice from the container.Put the channa
in a serving dish and spread the rice over.
Serve hot with raitha.



Monday, 12 April 2010

Bele Dosa/Dal Dosa/Mixed Lentils Dosa







Ingredients:
Rice -1cup
Toordal/togaribele-1/2cup
Channadal/kadlebele-1/2cup
Moongdal/hesarubele-1/2cup
Uraddal/uddinabele-1/2cup
Green chillies/dry red chillies-3-4 or to taste
Ginger,chopped-2tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate-1/2tsp
Sugar-1tsp(optional)


Method:
wash and soak rice and dals together for 6-7 hours.
Grind rice and dals with chillies,jeera and ginger to fine paste.
Add salt to taste,soda and sugar mix well and prepare dosa as usual
no need to ferment.You can prepare dosa's immediatly.
For preparing,heat a tava,take a ladleful of batter on tava,spread evenly 
as thin as possible.
Sprinkle little oil on dosa,cook evenly on both sides.
Fold and serve with chutney or any palya.


Note:Sugar gives nice golden colour to dosa.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Green Lentil and Spinach Soup







Ingredients:


Green lentils-1cup
Spinach,chopped -1cup
Onions,chopped-1
Garlic cloves-2-3
Paprika/Chillipowder-1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Black pepper powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil-2tsp
Extra virgin olive oil-2tsp
Reserve 1tbsp of lentils for garnishing


Method:


Wash and boil the lentils  in pressure cooker upto 2-3 whistles.
Heat a olive oil in a pan,add chopped  garlic and onions,saute until
onions become  soft.
Add chopped spinach and fry until the raw odour of the spinach is gone.
Add boiled lentils,chilli powder,cumin powder,black pepper and salt to
taste.Allow to cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes and leave to cool.
Then blend all the lentils and spinach mixture in a blender until smooth
and creamy.
Before serving drizzle EVOO on top and sprinkle lentils.
Serve with any crusty bread. 

Friday, 26 March 2010

Paddu/Gundpongalu

Paddu or Gundpongalu or Appe as it is called in Kannada,these are in between version of  dosa and idli',they have a shape of small idli's but  crispy and taste's like dosa.You will forget the count when eating with thick  coconut chutney for sure...:).This  is my mother's recipe,you can also add grated carrots and other veggies to make it more tasty and colourful...ENJOY!





Ingredients:

Rice-2cups
uraddal-1/2cup
Avallaki/riceflakes-fistful
Fenugreek seeds/methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp

Onion,finely chopped-1
Green chillies-2 or 3
Coriander,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Oil-1tsp

Method:

Wash and soak rice and dal seperately for 5-6 hours,soak avallaki only an hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dal and avallaki seperatley into a fine paste and with hands mix nicely and keep 
the batter in the warm place to ferment for 7-8 hours(overnight is better).

Heat a oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds wait until it splutters,add this tempering
to the batter along with chopped onions,green chillies,coriander,soda and salt mix well.

Heat a poddu tawa,smear oil in each holes,pour tbsp of batter into each hole,cook on both sides
until golden brown,add little oil if it is sticking.

serve with coconut chutney.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Hurulikalu Rasam



Ingredients:

Toordal/Togaribele-1/4cup

Water-1cup

Tamarind juice-1/4cup

Turmeric-pinch

Rasam powder-2tsp

Red chilli powder to taste

Hurulikaalu pudi/Horsegram powder-1tbsp

Jaggery to taste

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander

For tadka:

Oil/ghee-2tsp

Mustard-1/2tsp

Hing-pinch

Redchillies-2

Curryleaves-1sprig


Method:

Dry roast 1/2 cup of hurulikaalu /horsegram in a pan until brown,cool
and dry grind into fine powder.For this recipe i used only 1tbsp,store
rest for next use.

Cook the dal with 1cup of water and turmeric in a pressure cooker and keep it aside.

Heat a oil or ghee in a vessel, add mustard when they begin to pop up,add
red chillies, hing and curryleaves,saute for a minute and add tamarind juice and
cooked dal with 1 or 2cups of water cook until it begin to boil.

Now add salt,hurulikaalu pudi/horsegram powder,rasam powder,chillipowder
and jaggery cook for 2-3minutes,add coriander.

Serve hot with steaming rice and ghee.




Friday, 19 February 2010

Misal/Usal Pav





This is a Maharastrian street chaat .Misal or Usal as it is called locally,made with sprouts of matki or madikekaalu in kannada.I got this recipe from my friend Rajshri,who's from Pune.If you use sev or farsan it is called misal, for usal emit sev.This is easy! , very healthy and very tasty...,whenever i prepare this dish i love.....it.For healthier option swap pav with brown bread.


Ingredients:

Mixed Sprouts(moongdal/hesarukaalu and matki/madikekaalu)-1 cup
potato,boiled and cubed -1
cumin seeds (jeera)-1 tsp
asafoetida (hing)-1/4tsp
onion,chopped -1big
tomatoes,chopped -2
ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1tsp
oil-2 tsp
salt to taste

For serving:
coriander,chopped-2 tbsp
onions,chopped-1
lemon wedges-as required
pav bread-as required
Butter-as required(optional)
Sev as required

Method:

1.Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida.

2.Add the onions and sauté till they are translucent,add the tomatoes and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes.

3.Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the oil separates.

4.Add the sprouts, turmeric,chilli powder and salt and 2cups of water and mix well.

5.Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes till the sprouts are tender.

6.Add boiled potatoes and leave to cook for 2minutes.

7.For serving,in a plate,garnish with the coriander,chopped onions and sev and a small dollop of butter on top of misal.

8.Serve with lemon wedges and pav.